According to Wednesday's press release from the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) in Colorado Springs, Colo., dozens of animals have been rescued from the condemned residence of a hoarder.
The raid and rescue effort took place after weeks of evidence gathering which allowed humane animal law enforcement officers to utilize a warrant to seize more than 40 cats and three dogs from the residence of Debra Minor, who is facing animal cruelty charges.
Conditions inside of the house were described as "deplorable." Large amounts of feces and urine were inside of the home and ammonia levels were found to be 20 to 50 times higher than deemed safe.
It took ten HSPPR staff members four hours to rescue the dozens of animals who were inside of the residence.
The animals seized from the home were taken back to the shelter for immediate veterinary care.
According to the release, many of the cats were suffering from upper respiratory infections and several have severe dental disease. One of the rescued dogs was suffering from a fractured femur which had never been treated.
The animals seized from the residence will be in need of a new home; 12 cats are currently available and ready for adoption.
Anyone hoping to help HSPPR with the veterinary care for these animals can do so by making a donation at this link.
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